Everyone needs a good bit of Dick now and then. Luckily, we’ve spotted some, one of his best in fact. A tale full of false memories, soulful wishes and the planet Mars – all classic Dick themes. Quail is a man who longs to visit Mars. His shrewish wife denies him even the day-dream. But when he discovers that he’s actually already been there, as an agent for a sinister government agency, things start getting a bit confused. Is he really a deep cover Black-Ops assassin with suppressed memories and a false identity? Or is he just a sad shmendrik with delusions of grandeur?
We Can Remember It For You Wholesale
By Philip K. Dick; Read by William Hootkins*
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This novelette was first published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction‘s in April 1966 issue.
*The reader for this one was William Hootkins, aka “Red Six” from the original Star Wars. Cover me Porkins!